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Barcelona 2 - 0 Aston Villa

Elite FA Cup Groups Match 4, Barcelona vs. Aston Villa (Wed Jan 23)


                            Barcelona  |  Aston Villa
                            4-3-1-2 A  |  4-1-2-1-2 E
                         Bryngar Myre  |  Pierre Van Rossum
                                       |
                        M_Zetterer GK  |  GK Carlos_Bravo
                            G_Bale DF  |  DF P_Livingstone
                       G_Wilkinson DF  |  DF M_Demichelis
                            J_Myre DF  |  DF G_V_D_Wiel
                         J_Miranda DF  |  DF C_Moreno
                            R_Kopa MF  |  DM M_Laudrup
                         B_Spencer MF  |  MF M_Verratti
                       K_Porborsky MF  |  MF S_Nakajima
                           Shaqiri AM  |  AM Ze_Roberto
                            M_Hunt FW  |  FW Del_Vecchio
                             H_Son FW  |  FW Sobhi
                                       |
                         N_Douchez SUB |  SUB Dino_Zoff
                      Ciaran_Clark SUB |  SUB K_Femenia
                           K_Abrha SUB |  SUB G_Driver
                              Xavi SUB |  SUB C_Ronaldo
                            Amauri SUB |  SUB L_Miller

Referee: C_V_Carballo (Spain)


Min. 1  :(brc) Shaqiri moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to B_Spencer
          ...  P_Livingstone gets to the ball first
Min. 1  :(asv) M_Verratti leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to Del_Vecchio
          ...  But J_Miranda slides in
Min. 7  :(brc) Shaqiri plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  H_Son decides to go for goal instead!
          ...  H_Son with a scorcher of a shot !
          ...  Carlos_Bravo makes himself big
          ...  Superb Stop !
          ...  Well that one would have delighted him
Min. 10 :(asv) Del_Vecchio latches onto the ball
          ...  He has some space now
          ...  J_Miranda stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 14 :(brc) Shaqiri beats one
          ...  Knocks it past a second
          ...  And finds M_Hunt
          ...  C_Moreno anticipates the pass and cuts it out
Min. 15 :(asv) M_Verratti knocks it forward
          ...  G_Wilkinson slips
          ...  Ze_Roberto gets to it!
          ...  J_Myre gets in the way and wins the ball
Min. 20 :(brc) B_Spencer runs at M_Demichelis
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  B_Spencer with the drive!
          ...  But it's hit the defender and went out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Kopa floats the ball in!
          ...  It is kicked away by C_Moreno
Min. 20 :(asv) P_Livingstone looks up for support for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  Del_Vecchio receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  Del_Vecchio with the crafty shot!
          ...  M_Zetterer with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 21 :(brc) G_Bale brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  M_Hunt gets on the end of the pass
          ...  M_Hunt tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  But he's put it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that one?!?!?
Min. 25 :(brc) Shaqiri looks around for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to R_Kopa
          ...  R_Kopa rifles it at the goal !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that?
Min. 26 :(brc) G_Wilkinson with an incisive pass to B_Spencer
          ...  B_Spencer has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  But Carlos_Bravo just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Kopa chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  G_V_D_Wiel wins the ball
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 27 :(brc) H_Son takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  A wicked drive by H_Son !
          ...  Carlos_Bravo makes a difficult save
Min. 28 :(brc) M_Hunt finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled P_Livingstone
          ...  M_Hunt with the header !
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  The Aston Villa fans laugh at him
Min. 29 :(brc) Shaqiri sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to M_Hunt
          ...  M_Hunt tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  Carlos_Bravo with a fantastic save
          ...  His captain pats him on the back for that one
Min. 31 :(asv) G_V_D_Wiel with a neat pass into Sobhi
          ...  J_Myre clears with a diving header
Min. 32 :(brc) G_Bale picks out Shaqiri with the cross
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by Shaqiri !
          ...  Carlos_Bravo is just going to watch it go over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  And Carlos_Bravo reacts well to palm it behind!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  K_Porborsky crosses it in!
          ...  The ball comes to J_Myre
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  But Carlos_Bravo punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a corner kick
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  G_Bale plays it into the danger area!
          ...  Carlos_Bravo easily claims the ball!
Min. 34 :(brc) K_Porborsky takes advantage of a mistake by Ze_Roberto
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  K_Porborsky throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  Carlos_Bravo is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Spencer plays it into the danger area!
          ...  H_Son gets to it!
          ...  What agility from Carlos_Bravo
Min. 36 :(brc) R_Kopa runs at P_Livingstone
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by R_Kopa !
          ...  Carlos_Bravo can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  Carlos_Bravo makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 37 :(brc) K_Porborsky with a fantastic turn that puts him through on goal
          ...  K_Porborsky with a thundering volley!
          ...  But Carlos_Bravo just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Kopa plays it into the danger area!
          ...  It comes to M_Hunt
          ...  He fires it towards to goal
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  Carlos_Bravo tips it over !!
          ...  Great goalkeeping there!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Kopa drives it into the box!
          ...  J_Miranda tries to place the shot!
          ...  But Carlos_Bravo punches it away
          ...  He had to be brave to come for that one
Min. 39 :(asv) Curled in dangerously from M_Laudrup to Sobhi
          ...  Sobhi sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  Unbelievable!!!
          ...  It's gone wide
Min. 40 :(asv) S_Nakajima works the ball inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Del_Vecchio
          ...  Del_Vecchio uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  M_Zetterer gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 41 :(asv) S_Nakajima turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Del_Vecchio
          ...  K_Porborsky cuts out the pass
          ...  That was close!
Min. 42 :(brc) H_Son has found himself in space
          ...  He looks up for his team mates
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  G_Wilkinson gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  G_Wilkinson with the header !
          ...  Carlos_Bravo gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 46 :(brc) B_Spencer with a 40-yard pass to H_Son
          ...  A delicate chip from H_Son !
          ...  Carlos_Bravo gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 46 :(asv) M_Verratti flicks it over the defenders head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  M_Verratti from 20 yards !
          ...  He miskicks the ball
          ...  He's managed to put that out of the stadium

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Barcelona 0-0 Aston Villa

Min. 46 :(brc) G_Bale moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He plays the ball through to G_Wilkinson
          ...  G_Wilkinson fires a shot at goal !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The manager is delighted with that one
          ...  Barcelona have snatched the lead!
          ...  Barcelona 1-0 Aston Villa ...
Min. 47 :(brc) Barcelona will now play D
Min. 50 :(asv) M_Verratti kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  Sobhi gets on the end of the pass
          ...  But J_Myre barges him off the ball
Min. 55 :(asv) K_Femenia replaces M_Demichelis and will play DF
Min. 55 :(brc) K_Porborsky with an inch perfect pass to Shaqiri
          ...  A glorious effort by Shaqiri !
          ...  Carlos_Bravo falls over
          ...  He recovers to tip it onto the post!
          ...  But it hits his back!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Unlucky!
          ...  The Barcelona fans start to taunt him now!
          ...  Barcelona 2-0 Aston Villa ...
Min. 56 :(asv) M_Laudrup gets to the by line
          ...  He looks up and lobs in a cross
          ...  Ze_Roberto is unmarked
          ...  But G_Wilkinson wins the ball with a sliding challenge
Min. 59 :(asv) L_Miller takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace S_Nakajima
          ...  He'll play as a FW
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 61 :(asv) L_Miller finds a hole in the defence
          ...  The defence was sleeping
          ...  He made a fantastic run though
          ...  J_Miranda bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  The ref looks across to his assistant!
          ...  Play on!
Min. 64 :(brc) G_Wilkinson boots it towards H_Son
          ...  H_Son controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  But it whistles just past the post
Min. 65 :(asv) C_Ronaldo is being prepared to come on
          ...  M_Verratti is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 65 :(asv) Aston Villa altered their play to a A strategy
Min. 65 :(asv) L_Miller is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate loosing his marker
          ...  He throws it to G_V_D_Wiel
          ...  But K_Porborsky spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 66 :(brc) K_Porborsky spits at K_Femenia
          ...  C_V_Carballo wants a quiet word
Min. 74 :(brc) Ciaran_Clark is ready to come on to replace J_Miranda
          ...  Looks like he will play as a DF
Min. 75 :(brc) K_Abrha replaces an unhappy R_Kopa and will play as a DF
Min. 75 :(brc) Xavi replaces M_Hunt to play as a MF
Min. 75 :(brc) Shaqiri with a probing through ball K_Porborsky
          ...  But Ze_Roberto wins the ball from behind
          ...  The crowd appeal but C_V_Carballo has none of it.
Min. 76 :(brc) Xavi plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  K_Porborsky decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  C_Moreno tries to clear it
          ...  He has miskicked it!!!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Shaqiri hits it into the box!
          ...  K_Femenia reads it well and clears the danger
Min. 77 :(brc) Ciaran_Clark with the dribble
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  G_V_D_Wiel gathers up the loose ball
Min. 81 :(brc) B_Spencer looks up for support for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  Shaqiri receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  K_Femenia scythes the player down.
          ...  Like Joey Barton would!
          ...  C_V_Carballo calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
Min. 82 :(brc) Xavi controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the right!
          ...  H_Son gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  But G_V_D_Wiel slides in two footed.
          ...  C_V_Carballo has a look but waves "Play On!"
Min. 84 :(asv) C_Ronaldo miskicks!
          ...  He finds L_Miller though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  Ciaran_Clark gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 86 :(asv) C_Ronaldo with a precise ball to Sobhi
          ...  B_Spencer is late with that one
          ...  I think he was just trying to get to the ball
          ...  He got away with just a warning
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on

*************  FULL TIME  ****************


Match Details
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Venue                : Camp Nou
Attendance           : 148,962
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Barcelona Match Info
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Best player          : Shaqiri (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : G_Wilkinson (46), Shaqiri (55)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Aston Villa Match Info
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Best player          : M_Verratti
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : K_Femenia (81)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Barcelona    |  Aston Villa
Attempts on Goal     :          21        |       4
Off target           :           8        |       3
On target            :          13        |       1
Possession           :          65        |       35
Corners              :           8        |       0
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          11        |       2
Key Tackles          :          10        |       6
Key Passes           :          17        |       12
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Final Score          : Barcelona 2 - 0 Aston Villa
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Player Statistics - Barcelona
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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M_Zetterer     GK  39   3   3   3  32 |  95   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0   0   0
G_Bale         DF   2  33  12   8  42 |  95   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0
G_Wilkinson    DF   1  32  10   8  31 |  95   0   1   2   0   2   1   0   0   0  20  20  36
J_Myre         DF   2  30   9   8  39 |  95   0   3   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  60   0  10
J_Miranda      DF   2  29  11   7  21 |  76   0   3   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  60   0  10
R_Kopa         MF   2  15  33   8  23 |  77   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
B_Spencer      MF   1  12  30  13  31 |  95   0   0   2   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  40  31
K_Porborsky    MF   2   6  27   8  21 |  95   0   2   1   1   2   0   0   0   0  40  30  11
Shaqiri        AM   2   9  25  18  31 |  95   0   0   6   0   2   1   0   0   0   0  60  45
M_Hunt         FW   2   9   8  37  33 |  77   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  22
H_Son          FW   2   9  11  29  20 |  95   0   0   1   0   5   0   0   0   0  20  30  61
N_Douchez      GK  38   2   2   7  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Ciaran_Clark   DF   2  31   9   8  24 |  19   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
K_Abrha        DF   1  30   9   6  33 |  18   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Xavi           MF   1   5  29   9  31 |  18   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
Amauri         FW   2   7   8  28  29 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Aston Villa
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Carlos_Bravo   GK  28   1   2   3  21 |  95  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
P_Livingstone  DF   2  28  10   8  31 |  95   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
M_Demichelis   DF   2  28   9   7  18 |  57   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_V_D_Wiel     DF   1  27  11   5  20 |  95   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
C_Moreno       DF   2  24   9   9  32 |  95   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
M_Laudrup      DM   2  13  23   6  22 |  95   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
M_Verratti     MF   2   2  26   2  26 |  67   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30   1
S_Nakajima     MF   2   8  25   9  21 |  61   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
Ze_Roberto     AM   1  10  23  15  11 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20
Del_Vecchio    FW   3   5   8  24  20 |  95   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
Sobhi          FW   2   6   6  23  21 |  95   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Dino_Zoff      GK  33   2   2   3  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Femenia      DF   3  26   8   6  32 |  38   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  -2  -2
G_Driver       MF   1  11  29   5  25 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Ronaldo      MF   3   7  27   8  21 |  28   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
L_Miller       FW   3   7   5  25  31 |  34   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
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